In his first substantive talk about the magazine’s inflammatory cartoon depicting him and his wife as fist-bumping terrorists, Obama told CNN’s Larry King the image fueled misconceptions and insulted Muslim Americans…
“I’ve seen and heard worse,” Obama said. “[Still], in attempting to satirize something, they probably fueled some misconceptions about me instead.”
What he should have said is, “Heh, it’s funny, they do this all the time, right? I’m a public figure.” The best thing he can say without answering “no comment.”
By attempting to defend himself, Obama keeps the issue alive. Like I said, playing defense means he has something to defend against.
This whole issue of Barack Obama’s Muslim, anti-American, pro-terrorist alleged affiliations is blossoming.
It’s only July, folks.
I am guessing by the time September rolls around the Obama campaign will be holding out for nothing more than a single podcast debate with John McCain aired solely over an IRC channel. Barack has, as they say, some “issues.”
John McCain should be chomping at the bit to get this guy in a public forum.